Monday, May 10, 2010

Feeling like a Fish ...

 I weighed myself yesterday and I was 155 lbs.  That is a 5 lb gain since I weighed myself last Sunday.  Five pounds in one week is some crazy weight gain, I think?  I guess that is what happens when your body is used to an hour or two of cardio per day and then it get shut off for 4 straight days?

Anyway, my goal is to be back to 150 by Saturday morning.  60% Protein for the rest of the week!

 I used to talk about nutrition and eating all the time on my little piece of the interwebz and realized after my little weight gain maybe I should track my nutrition again and you can all see what works for me.

My meals today were nice and clean:

Protein Shake (48G)
Whole Wheat Muffin w/ Peanut Butter (Organic)
1 Cup Coffee

The Zone PB Bar

Subway 12" Turkey w/ swiss, honey mustard, lettuce and whole wheat bun
Apple slices

Whey Protein (24G)
Handful of Roasted Almonds

Grilled Turkey Burger on Whole Wheat Bun (No cheese)
Grilled Parsley Red Potato Slices

Hydration - About 2 Gallons of water -Peed like 50 times today.

The Feeling like a Fish header not only came from all the water that I had but also because I got in a nice 1500 meters at the pool.  I have not been to the pool in 2 weeks and was afraid that the "feel for the water" would be hard to find.  Well, that was not the case at all because I felt great in the water and am looking forward to doing the 1.2 mile swim at the race on Sunday!

After a nice long run yesterday and a swim (and some push ups) today I am right back in the groove of this multi-sport lifestyle!  Tomorrow is our 5am track workout and then a 25-mile bike ride in the evening.  The track workout will be at a bust ass pace and the bike will be an easy aerobic effort.

Okay, I have never been a track person but have always been pretty fast.  When I was 18 years old I ran a 4.48, 40-yard dash for college football scouts but have never been timed in a 400 meter run (once around the track).  Tomorrow I am going to bust ass and see what type of time I can put up on the 400.  According to Wiki anything under 1 minute is pretty decent?  My 16-year old cousin, Erika, just qualified for States in the 400 M and we are all proud of her! This is why the 400M talk came about and since we have a track day scheduled anyway this should make it interesting.

Today's Question:
So fellow blogger and readers with any type of track running knowledge ... what time do you think I should/will do the 400M Dash in?

Thanks for Reading and participating in my dorky little games!



  1. Hi Jeff,
    You are such a saint in terms of your clean eating:) I think I eat pretty healthy for the most part...but you have will power!

    About that 400 yard dash....when I was in high school I ran training 400s in like 1:01 to 1:00 but my PR for a 400 is 59 or 58 seconds. Please keep in mind that I weighed about 115 pounds and was probably in the best shape of my life. I have no idea what you should be running it in. I will be interested to see what other people will think about this. Hey, have a great week!

  2. Jeff....that happened to me after two gloriuos dinners before Sunday race...I was on that morning weighting 102 kgs ...almost 3Kgs more than my last week weight...but don't worry you will get fit in 2 or 3 training days again...

    About pushups challenge...I was really too busy last weeks...and I did train a bit to recover my ITBS but finally I want to achieve by end of May as my new target, I will repeat week 5 ...and let's see!

    Cheers from Tokyo!

    "XTB" Xavi.

  3. 1:00 on the 400. You kind of look like a wide receiver, though I won't hold you to 10 cosecutive sub 5 second 40's. Fair?

  4. Ahhh, what a good diet! My weight can fluctuate crazy sometimes too, for me it's water retention and can go away in hours. Good luck in the 400 meter test... not a track person but I say .59 seconds. Ha lets see how it goes! Have fun!

  5. I am clueless on the track question but looking forward to see your numbers since you are fast. Wow tough eating schedule, I have been wanting to change my eating but find it very tough...or I am just lazy :) Congrats on your overall weight regardless of the 5 extra pounds. Think about how far you have come in such a short time!

  6. So not fair! You take a few days off and it puts you back a month...not really but sure feels like it and not a fair trade off.
    I like your eating plan. Looks a lot like mine. Not the exact items or amounts but the same concept. And it works!

  7. 150 pounds??? Dang dude, what are you, 4'11" tall? Crap, I'm 5'11" and 190 and struggle to get into the 180s.

    A custom made triathlete... you are my boy.

    Let's see, once around the track, eh?? Better wait until you get back to 150, have an independent timer, and I'm sure you can go 62 seconds...

  8. You speedy track people! I hate the track, but was there doing 1200s this a.m. Quarters are my least favorite b/c I do not have good leg turnover. Anyhow--I'm betting you are a 62-65.

  9. To figure out times at various distances, take a look at the McMillan running calculator. It says that you should be about 1:14 for a 400m but that seems slow to me.

  10. How fast will you run the 400? Well since you are carrying those guns around now, I will speculate that your run a 1:04! LOL

    Wow, a 4.4 in the 40? Dang!

    And as far as diet goes, I am 5'11 and 180 and my diet sucks. I try to eat right and drink plenty of water, but I could never eat "diet" types of food. I figure I am burning to many calories to worry about my diet.

  11. Good luck this weekend! Glad you got your infinit mix dialed in.

  12. 16:59:59, does any other time really count besides that one

  13. Wild stuff dude! I also ran a 4.4 40 during track trials in high school. You should be able to get your 400m in around 1:05, just remember to stay low in your start.

  14. Totally off topic, but my husband is wondering if there is a sit up challenge too... he finished Day 1 of week 1 of the pushup challenge and said he could use one for his abs too. Any ideas?

  15. OH, forgot to mention this. Be careful on all the water intake. The side effect is it cleans your system of needed electrolytes also....

  16. my fav part - the pee journal.


    I am super impressed with the food/diet for the week.

    I'm going now to do my 2.4 push=ups.

  17. I wish I could drop weight that fast!
    You do a great job! =)

  18. Its good to hear that you were able to get back in the water. I think you are actually going to enjoy that 1.2 mile swim this weekend.